Latest Sweepstakes Scam Pretends It’s BBB Calling

on phone large 150x150 Latest Sweepstakes Scam Pretends It’s BBB CallingBBB is cautioning businesses and consumers about a website and phone calls that are purporting to be from BBB about sweepstakes’ winnings. This is a scam – BBB is not conducting a sweepstake.

A complaint filed by a Virginia consumer with BBB Richmond first identified the scam. The calls appear to come from a fake BBB employee claiming that the customer has won $2.5 million and a Mercedes Benz. The representative directs customers to http://www.better-businessbureau.org/, which contains misinformation and fraudulent claims. BBB is urging consumers not to visit this site. The official BBB website is www.bbb.org.

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